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Micah Powell Stops by BMI’s L.A. Office

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From News, posted 5.08.14 BMI’s Los Angeles office was buzzing with a visit from the writer of Sevyn Streeter’s Billboard charting single “It Won’t Stop.” BMI affiliate Micah Powell stopped by to visit with Nicole Plantin, BMI’s Director, Writer/Publisher Relations. A member of L.A.’s Artclub International, which is also home to chart busting Jhene… Read more...


Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Honored During BMI’s 66th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.09.14 Last night, music legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was honored at the 66th Annual BMI/NAB Dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas. Few creative forces have impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as the 10-time GRAMMY winner.Babyface’s incredible achievements include 11 solo albums, more than 125… Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13 Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas… Read more...


Trailblazer, Defined: Kirk Franklin

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.18.12 There was nothing at all timid about the words Kirk Franklin delivered as an intro to his 1997 gospel and r&b hit “Stomp (Remix).” “For those of you that think that gospel music has gone too far,” he challenged, stamping every syllable with streetwise churchly conviction, “you think we’ve gotten… Read more...


Kevin McCall Starts a Legacy

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.06.11 Kevin McCall was supposed to go to the NFL. That’s what his parents wanted: to further the dream of his father and uncles, all great student athletes. McCall grew up in Watts, a once-dangerous part of Los Angeles. But he had a different dream: He wanted to make music. McCall… Read more...


Ken Hirsch Wins Big in U.S.A. Songwriting Competition

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From News, posted 1.11.11 BMI songwriter Ken Hirsch took top honors in the 15th annual U.S.A. Songwriting Competition. An established hit-maker based in Los Angeles, Hirsch co-wrote “Is that So Bad,” which claimed first prize in the pop category as well as second prize in the overall competition. Also the writer of chart-topper “I’ve… Read more...


will.i.am to Receive President’s Award at BMI Urban Music Awards Sept. 10

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From News, posted 8.05.10 BMI will present the BMI President’s Award to will.i.am during the organization’s annual Urban Awards ceremony Friday, September 10. Staged at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, the invitation-only event salutes the creators and publishers of the most-performed urban songs of the previous year. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant will… Read more...


RedOne Rising

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.29.10 RedOne sighs wistfully when he recalls the events that would eventually transform him into one of the world’s most sought-after writers/producers. It was 2007, and the budding recording guru was approached about the possibility of collaborating with a then-unknown singer/songwriter named “Lady Gaga.” Initially, RedOne was less than enthused. For… Read more...


Album in Hand, Drake Stares Down 2010

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.10 New York magazine’s “Vulture” blog recently proclaimed: “If there’s one guy who doesn’t want 2009 to end, it’s Drake.” While at first glance it may be difficult to argue with that assessment — notching two Top 10 singles in the same week; working with everyone from Jay-Z, Kanye West and… Read more...


Drake Delivers

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.20.09 This is Drake’s year. Descending on the U.S. from Toronto, the singer-rapper offers more than stellar mixtapes: He just might be the poster boy for the changing face of the music business. Aubrey Drake Graham, 22, is the son of a drummer, Dennis; one of his uncles, Larry, is the… Read more...


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